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[Australia] Top doctor calls for total ban on cigarettes, switch to e-cigarettes

A leading Australian health researcher has called for a total ban on cigarettes as a new study finds millions of deaths could be prevented if smokers switched to electronic cigarettes. Menzies School of Health researcher Dr Marita Hefler says the rapid
The Age (au)
added Oct 5, 2017 13:15
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Global tobacco giant Philip Morris commits to a ‘smoke-free’ future in Australia

The company will tell a federal parliamentary inquiry on electronic cigarettes that technology has rapidly transformed its business away from cigarettes in favour of smoke-free alternatives. E-cigarettes containing nicotine are not regulated as therapeu
Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au)
added Oct 4, 2017 11:33
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[Australia] Is It O.K. to Give Cigarettes to a Homeless Person? The Ethicist

But giving this man a few cigarettes won’t make him worse off. It’s his life, and he might genuinely feel that the pleasures of smoking are worth the well-known risks. Because he clearly enjoyed smoking (or disliked not smoking)
New York Times
added Oct 4, 2017 11:09
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[Australia] EDITORIAL: Tobacco should be used as test case for policies to manage illegal drugs

Australia should do nothing that turns tobacco into just another illegal or quasi-illegal drug that profits only criminals. Instead we should use tobacco as a proving ground for policies that can be used to manage other drugs which are currently illegal,
The Age (au)
added Oct 2, 2017 13:55
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[Australia, Uruguay] Novel Investment Support Program May Help With Asymmetry

program launched last month at the United Nations that will provide pro bono on-demand legal and professional assistance to the world's poorest countries...... against Australia and Uruguay over tobacco packaging regulations, both of which were recently d
Law360
added Oct 3, 2017 16:50
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[Australia] Ban smoking for under-21s: Andrew Forrest

Western Australian mining billionaire Andrew Forrest is preparing to launch legal action against tobacco firms as part of a campaign to raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. Mr Forrest will seek billions in compensation for the damage caused by smo
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Oct 2, 2017 13:56
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[Australia] Smoking age would be raised to 21 under Andrew Forrest's new anti-cancer plan

Mr Forrest and his wife Nicola are spearheading a major lobbying campaign to convince federal and state governments to raise the legal tobacco purchase age from 18 to 21 – a move they say would stop young people getting hooked, save lives and save govern
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Oct 2, 2017 13:54
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SMOKING AGE IN AUSTRALIA WOULD BE RAISED TO 21 UNDER NEW PLAN

The Daily Telegraph can reveal the idea was put to state and federal health ministers at August’s COAG meeting as part of philanthropist and iron ore magnate Andrew Forrest’s “assault” on the tobacco industry. The Saturday Telegraph revealed on the week
Daily Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph (au)
added Oct 2, 2017 13:53
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[Australia] Andrew Forrest calls for smoking age to be raised to 21 Adam Gartrell, Health Correspondent

Australians would be prohibited from buying cigarettes until age 21 under a new cancer-fighting plan developed by billionaire mining magnate Andrew Forrest. Mr Forrest and his wife Nicola are spearheading a major lobbying campaign to convince federal an
Bega District News (au)
added Oct 2, 2017 13:49
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[Australia] FRANDSEN: Why we should pay people to stop smoking

Despite some of the strictest tobacco control policies in the world, recent data shows the decline in smoking in Australia has stalled. “First-line” quitting strategies available in Australia such as nicotine patches offer around a 7% success rate (or 93
The Conversation (au)
added Oct 3, 2017 12:42
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